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    Hey folks! I received this mandolin (happily) as a gift and Iím just curious about the brand. It sounds great, but Iím hoping someone could tell me just a little bit about it. Any thoughts?
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    Default Re: Mandolin gift with no logo on head

    No stickers/labels inside?

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    Nothing inside that I can see. The head was damaged (cracked along one set of tuning pins, then repaired), so I suspect whoever did the repairs removed the logo in the repair process. I hoped the tailpiece would be sufficient to identify it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by claytonbeebe View Post
    Nothing inside that I can see. The head was damaged (cracked along one set of tuning pins, then repaired), so I suspect whoever did the repairs removed the logo in the repair process. I hoped the tailpiece would be sufficient to identify it.
    For the life of me, I cant remember if that's "I" for Ibanez or "S" Suzuki

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    I think it is Suzuki, I had one a long time ago.
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    The stylised S is Suzuki. However, that does not mean it was retailed with that brand. I have seen Japanese mandolins with that Suzuki tailpiece that were models sold with Suzuki branding but were unbranded. As many Japanese instruments were made in a number of factories there are many mandolins that are the same with different brand names- or no name at all. From memory, I do not think this instrument type was sold as a Suzuki but I may be wrong. Suzuki branded instruments- and I have one- a Jethro Style two point did have labels inside.

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    Yes, I had the same model with the same label.
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    Thank you all! I really appreciate the insights. Now if only I can figure out how to play the darn thing... 😎

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    Quote Originally Posted by claytonbeebe View Post
    Thank you all! I really appreciate the insights. Now if only I can figure out how to play the darn thing... ��
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